Maldives to hold presidential elections on Nov 9

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Maldives to try its luck again
Colombo, Oct 22: Elections Commission of Maldives has decided to schedule the first round of the presidential election on Nov 9, and if necessary, the second round on Nov 16.

Speaking at a press conference on Monday night, President of Elections Commission Fuad Thaufeeg said that this announcement follows discussions with representatives appointed by the government and the presidential candidates.

"We have held discussions with the representatives of the presidential candidates and an official appointed by the government. We have considered their suggestions, and have determined the earliest possible date for the election," he said.

Elections in Maldives were suspended twice

Fuad said that their suggestions have also been discussed with the technical team of the Elections Commission.

The Presidential elections in Maldives were blocked by the police officials on Saturday after the candidates alleged a new coup saying that the elections maybe rigged.

IANS

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